An Introduction to Special Olympics Pakistan
About Special Olympics Pakistan
Special Olympics Pakistan is a not-for-profit organization that works towards the development of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sports. The mission of Special Olympics Pakistan is to provide year-round sports training to the intellectually disabled and help them experience courage, honor and joy.
Special Olympics Pakistan is a subsidiary of Special Olympics International, a movement active in 185 countries of the world. The Special Olympics movement began in the 1950’s and the first World Games were held in 1968.
Pakistan joined the Special Olympics movement in 1989 with around 20 registered athletes. The organization now has over 18,000 registered athletes, 600 coaches and 2,500 volunteers. Special Olympics Pakistan operates across the country with offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Special Olympics Pakistan has recently expanded to cities like Peshawar and Quetta and reached out to marginalized communities in Tarbela, Jhelum and interior Sindh.
Special Olympics Pakistan’s most recent international achievements have been:
|World Summer Games 2015, Los Angeles||15||12||8|
|Asia Pacific Bocce Competition 2015, Brunei||2||4||7|
|World Winter Games 2013, South Korea||5||1||2|